News Item in Island, 25 July 2018 …http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=207948
he AYATI Center – Sri Lanka’s first National Center for Children with Disabilities, was ceremonially handed over by the Sri Lankan Army to the Faculty of Medicine- University of Kelaniya on July 18. Graced by members of the Sri Lanka Army along with AYATI Trustees, partners, academics, donors and many more, this occasion marked the completion of construction of the AYATI Center. The center will be opened to the public by end 2019, providing its services free of charge to help children with disabilities in Sri Lanka.
The building of AYATI Center comprised of a total cost of Rs. 550 million and was funded by AYATI Trust Sri Lanka; a public private partnership incorporated by the University of Kelaniya, Hemas Holdings PLC and MAS Holdings. The project’s key donors comprised of Hemas Holdings PLC and MAS Holdings, along with the University of Kelaniya , and the Sri Lanka Army. Rotary partnered the project by sponsoring facilities needed for audiology. Alongside donations were also made by People’s Bank, People’s Leasing, John Keells Holdings, Brandix, Foundation of Goodness and other well-wishers.